When to Apply for Admission

Applications open in September and must be completed by the closing date in December. For specific dates, see the sidebar on the Admissions page.

Required Supplementary Documents

In addition to the completed application, please include a copy of the child’s official birth certificate and a current report card if the child is enrolled in K-5. Your application will not be considered without this information.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee must accompany each application. If the application fee presents a financial hardship, you may apply for a fee waiver by calling the school office at (310) 825-1801. Make your check or money order payable to: UC Regents. Cash and credit payments are not accepted.

Mailing Address

Supporting documents, fee payment, and other correspondence should be addressed to:

    Admissions Office 
    UCLA Lab School 
    Box 951619
    330 Charles E. Young Dr. North
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619

Keeping an Application Current and Active

The completed application provides us with important data. Parents must keep the school informed of any pertinent changes. Applications are not carried forward from one year to the next. If parents wish to reapply in a subsequent year after a denial of admission, they must complete an application for the appropriate year.

Personal Interviews and Letters of Recommendation

Neither letters of recommendation nor interviews are part of the application process.

Requests for Tuition Assistance

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our tuition assistance process. To begin your tuition assistance application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). For additional information, please view our Tuition Assistance process informational webinar.


Notification of Admission

The review of all applications will begin in January. Notices regarding admissions will be emailed in March. Families can also access this information via their online accounts in March. This information will not be given over the telephone. If you change your email address during the application period, please notify us of your new address. Families of accepted children will have 10 days to officially notify the school of their enrollment intentions.

Application Checklist

The application should include:

  • A check for the application fee (and a separate check for the tuition assistance fee, if applying for tuition assistance) made payable to UC Regents. The University requires that the issuer’s name and address be printed on the check. Please also include the applicant’s full name on all checks and correspondence. If the application fee presents a financial hardship, an application fee waiver may be requested from the school office.
  • A copy of your child’s most recent report card, if he or she is currently in school.
  • A photocopy of your child’s official birth certificate.

Remember to make a reservation to visit us as you apply online.

Information Practices Act Disclosure

UCLA Lab School is part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, governed by the Regents of the University of California. UCLA Lab School uses the information requested on the application form to process your application for admission. The information is also available to staff, teaching assistants, and faculty for educational purposes. Responses to all questions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. If you do not supply the mandatory information, the processing of your application will be delayed and possibly even prevented. You will not be penalized if you do not complete those items that are optional; however, failure to complete the section on child’s ethnicity could adversely affect the child’s chances of gaining admission.

The Office of the Principal of UCLA Lab School, Box 951619, 330 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619, telephone (310) 825-1801, maintains the information you provide on your application. The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to have access to this information.